Build Strong Language Skills.
Listen as much as you talk • Talk about things your child is already interested in. • Make a conversation longer by adding new information or asking a follow-up question. • Make a point of introducing your children to other adults or children, telling one another their names. • Use meal time to ask about the day’s events. • Use drive time. (Turn off the radio.) • Reread familiar stories, and talk about the book. • Follow the child’s lead, and encourage a train of thought he or she already has. • Comment on what your child is doing. “Oh, you made a big house!” • Ask a variety of questions in conversation. (Who, What, Where, Why, What do you think?)